Cable & Telecom

CRTC Broadband Fund launches third call for applications

OTTAWA and GATINEAU — The CRTC today launched its third call for applications to its $750-million Broadband Fund for projects to improve access to broadband internet and mobile wireless services across Canada. The CRTC’s third call focuses specifically on transport infrastructure projects, mobile wireless infrastructure projects along major roads, and projects requiring operational funding to increase satellite transport capacity in satellite-dependent communities, a press release explains. “The CRTC is placing increased emphasis on community consultation and resiliency,” the release reads. “This means that when assessing the projects submitted under this call, the CRTC will use increased weighting of (a) the quality of consultation with each...